Last week, we kicked off the summer with our first trip. To the beach, naturally! We really wanted Cosmo to get a chance to go to a dog-friendly beach, after visiting Tybee Island. I first found out about Topsail Island several weeks ago while talking to fellow dog owners. Topsail (pronounced like Top-sel), was described … More Topsail Island, NC Laid Back Dog Beach Vacation with Kids
During our 2015 Spring Break, we stayed at Hilton Head and drove into Savannah for the first time. It was a decidely hot day in the city (mid-80’s) with little kids in tow (3 & 5). So we focused on kid friendly attractions and visited the Savannah Children’s Museum and the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Both … More Savannah Day Trip with Kids
For our family’s spring break this year, we stuffed the minivan and headed to Tybee Island, GA. We got a 3-bedroom condo through AirBnB right on the beach. We were staying on the north end of the beach, where there was much less action (except for our last night when a police chase/car crash happened … More Family Time at Tybee Island, GA
It all started with some backlash upon letting my toddler son dress as a princess for Halloween… … More Halloween, Acceptance, & Gender Norms
I’ve read a lot of books on child development, the Montessori method, positive parenting, etc. Coming from a background in psychology, and neuropsych specifically, it has been drilled into my head the importance of evidence-based practices (thanks Kennedy Krieger!). I was not sold on Montessori until I learned how much the philosophy jives with what we … More Children Need Stability & Montessori
Yesterday I joined a friend of mine at Climb Zone in Laurel, MD. I’m not a climber, but my 6 year old enjoys it and my husband would love to do more. After going there, I want to start climbing too! Had I not had a sprained ankle and flip flops, I totally would have … More Climb Zone Laurel, Md.
I recently came across a great article entitled “Top 10 Skills Middle School Students Need to Thrive, and How Parents Can Help.” As a Montessori mom, I’m sitting here smugly patting myself on the back. Hey, when you feel like you’re actually doing something right with this parenting thing, you better soak it up. I’m … More Montessori & the Top 10 Skills Needed to Thrive